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NES Cross-Stitch (UPDATE: now finished)

 
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Nicholas



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:08 am    Post subject: NES Cross-Stitch (UPDATE: now finished) Reply with quote

I hadn't ever done cross-stitch before, so I figured I would try it out... two and a half years later, I'm about this far:


Close up:


Of course, the 2.5 years includes a 21-month hiatus. Still, I'm back on track and hope to finish before the end of 2008. It's mainly taking so long because I decided to do the black-on-black stitches -- see the Metroid square -- so it would keep its shape and have a more uniform pixel density.

For anyone that has done cross-stitch, it's on 18-count Aida, which I've heard is medium-to-high difficulty to work with.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is very impressive.

i wanted to make an attempt at cross stitching

i just want to make a 1up but i dont know how to do it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg! so awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, you've gotta finish this. I've gotta see it complete. Fantastic job so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This does look really good. I can't wait to see it finished.
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Nicholas



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Finished! Reply with quote

Well, I ended up finishing about a month later than I hoped, but it's done. I kept pretty close track of my time (based on the running time of whatever random DVD I'd throw in for background noise, or the handful of audio books I made it through). Overall, it took a little over 243 hours.

It's not framed yet. I'll post again after it is. I will also put a bead sprite next to it for size comparison... this thing is small!

Anyway, here it is:
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Nicholas



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised, here it is framed and with a sprite for size-comparison:



I told you it was small. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, makes me want to try cross-stiching.
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Nicholas



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

odber wrote:
Wow, makes me want to try cross-stitching.

So, this was my very first cross-stitch. If I could offer any single bit of advice, it would be to start with a project smaller than mine!

That said, I was amazed having done cross-stitch before trying Perler beads at how ridiculously fast (relatively speaking) I could churn out bead sprites. I can't imagine learning the difference in the opposite direction -- discovering how much slower cross-stitch is from beading -- and being able to keep my motivation up on anything larger than a test project.

Hehe, but don't let me be a wet blanket. If you do attempt it, I wish you luck (and may even be able to offer some pointers).
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